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Azalea

4.3
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1316 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
A cozy addition to New York City's Theater District, showcasing the unique cuisine. Azalea's menu is unique for Italian restaurants. Simple and modern, each bite encompasses vivid flavors and traditions of the Brescia and Amalfi Coast regions.
The menu offers selections combining the rich, creamy sauces and hearty meats of Brescia with the fresh seafood and the delicate fruits and vegetables of Amalfi. Once inside, an 18-foot, gently curving mahogany ceiling serves as the blossom connecting the fine woodcarving of the front and side dining rooms and bar area. Georgia O'Keeffe's flower series surrounds guests as they choose from Azalea's distinctive menu and extensive wine list.
Azalea strives to be a place where extraordinary food meets exceptional service in a warm, comfortable setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1316 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MihirS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food was delicious. Staff was accommodating, made some fantastic drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They're not open

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vipKarenM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just ok. Service was good but the food was nothing special. We tend to rotate through the same restaurants when in the city so we wanted to try somewhere new. We were seeing Wicked, (again, lol) at the Gershwin so we thought it was a good opportunity to try it. We will not keep it on our list of places we frequent in the city. Too many other much better restaurants in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Attentive service and pleasant atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to see a play Wicked. So had lunch here first and OMG the food was amazing. And the service was just as great.
Clean and the bathroom was very clean. Great place , we will be back.

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vipLcmazzit
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to see Wicked and saw that Azaleas was right next door so thought we’d give it a try.
Was unsure of how it would be based on the mixed reviews, but any uncertainty was immediately gone as soon as we walked through the door. The restaurant is small and cozy with a nice ambiance. We were promptly seated and drink orders were taken (try the Italian Margarita). We ordered the Mozzarella Caprese for appetizer which came served as a ‘tower’ of nice red ripe tomato slices, with thick slices of mozzarella drizzled with olive oil. For dinner, my husband ordered the gnocchi (which were to die for) and I ordered the butternut squash ravioli (which was awesome).
Tiramisu for dessert was also great. Service and attention was perfect throughout! Highly recommend for a great meal.

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MROBXA1
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food, outstanding service. A great find in the theater district.

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Lucca7006
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, well seasoned but all three meals came out warm to cold, meat and vegetables. Unacceptable in my opinion.

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vipgpbrooklyn
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will definitely return for dinner.

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vipLoisB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pre theater restaurant. Very accommodating with changes - like a low sodium diet!

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emaarts
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good place for a nice lunch. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The restaurant was very quiet.

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NedR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Awesome waiter. Unfortunately everything else was horrible. Got sick from food, poor wine selection by the glass, the bathroom was dirty, smelly and had garbage over flowing. Will never go back.

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vipOliverTC
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious (scallopini, lasagna, ravioli with mushrooms, endive/pear salad, minestrone), service excellent. Most noise came from 3 very vocal persons at the table next to us but ended when they left. We'll be back.

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NoraB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met an out of town friend for a late lunch. Service was perfect, food was very good.

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DonnaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful. They were friendly, accommodating. The doors was excellent. Mushroom risotto was fabulous. Price fix menu did not have choices we were interested in so we ordered off the regular menu. I would definitely return! Was a great NYC experience!

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vipHungry
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful pre theater or not. Food, ambiance and service are all superb!

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. It’s located close to Lincoln Center, where we were headed and the Theater District but seems a cut above the usual pre-theater restaurants.

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AdrienneR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint was that we had to ask for the lunch pre fixe menu. That was one reason I chose this place because it was on their menu on line. Everything else was great and it is right next door to the theater....win win!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful place to eat. Food is wonderful and ambiance is lovely!

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vipWalterR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the birthday trip my daughter was looking forward too! We stayed over night in New York, dined at Azalea’s and then went to see the play Wicked. Everyone at the restaurant was nice and the service was impeccable. All staff were attentive and served my family delicious food.

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vipNYCMOM
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I arrived early for my reservation and the staff was very nice. They were not opening for another 40 minutes but they sat me at the table, provided a menu and water! As it was cold outside I very much appreciated this.

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KeenaS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect meal before the theatre! Service outstanding. Food really good. Best cheesecake I’ve had in a long time! Would recommend to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and we were not rushed. Service was excellent. Tables along the end are a little too close to each other.

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tunisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and it arrived very quickly. While we weren't going to the theater, it would be a great pre- or post-theater stop.

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viplynn55
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place near theater district. Food is very good and comes quickly so no problem with making the theater time. Will definitely go back.

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DBar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and services was exceptional. The best part is how centrally located it is to the theater district.

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CarolynneS
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service. Food was excellent and the location was very good . Right next to the Gershwin theater. Our waiter was fun and very professional at the same time. Ca t spell his name but it sounds like Nigoru . He was from Bangladesh..

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vipbernardk
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to the Azalea restaurant after an evening at the Late Show. It was a wonderful late night find. It is cozy and intimate with good food and friendly staff. Being later than we had anticipated, we ate fairly light but the spinach salad and carpaccio were excellent. We plan to be back in NYC a few times over the next year and will be returning to the Azalea with friends.

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Emma
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before seeing Wicked. Very convenient. Service hit the right balance between not feeling rushed and getting everything in a timely manner. Wait staff was courteous, efficient, and attentive without being obtrusive. Food was different and delicious. Specialty drinks, Wickedtini and Mediterranean Mule, were unique and tasty.

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CarmelaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, service was great & location was perfect: we had tixx for Wicked @2. Our reservation was at 12.

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anthonya
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was prepared and served fresh and hot in a timely manner. Enjoyed the food was very tasty. Waiter was friendly. Would of liked to see a bigger variety of dishes on their menu. Overall would recommend it to others

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vipJohnR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azalea was a great restaurant! Great selection of food, great ambiance, and great prices! Would definitely go back!

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DavidO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing better than the service. Is the food. Very professional food is out standing

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PatM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went there before heading over to the Broadway Theatre. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. Our only complaint was that it was cold. We sat as far away from the door as possible. Our thought was that it was that way because of the windows. We asked to have them turn up the heat, but was told it was controlled by the building management. Anyway, once the restaurant filled in, it was a bit warmer. We will definitely return and would recommend it.

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vipTiff
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing to write home about. A little disappointed as it was SO cold outside and it felt like the restaurant barely had the heat on. I will also say while the service was great, truly attentive staff, the flow from the kitchen was super slow, as there was pretty much only 10 people in the whole restaurant. Maybe better for the theater crowd, not so much for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Risotto was delicious!

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trigburk
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gracious friendly service. Delicious menu items and specials as judged by 4 tough New Yorkers. Good understanding of the theaterbound customer.

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vipOliviaM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was very cold in the restaurant. The food was good!

FAQs

Azalea offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-0105.

Azalea is rated 4.3 stars by 1316 OpenTable diners.

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